Gingham has to be the ultimate summer fabric for me; it has a whimsical, innocent quality that looks so appropriate in summer. Gingham was always going to be a key trend this season after Christopher Kane sent it down his S/S catwalk; re-inventing the look with provocative cutaway panels.
Of course you do have to be careful how you style gingham, else you could end up looking like this:
No offence to the Dorothy's, but the gingham milkmaid dress is a garment that should be reserved soley for Andrew Lloyd Webber productions.
My favourite gingham piece that I've spotted so far this season is this sheer longline shirt from Asos.com, £25. Tuck the shirt into cropped trousers or wear loose over this season's shorts for a look that's bang on trend and miles away from an Andrew Lloyd Webber protege.